Related Workshops

This workshop follows the highly successful previous workshops:

Spain 2008-2009-2010-2011ESARQ – EscolaTècnica Superior d`Arquitectura / UIC – UniversitatInternacional de Catalunya.As a part of Biodigital Architecture Master and Genetic Architectures PHD Program.

–          Digital architectural tools: towards new architectural form and tectonics

http://biodigitalarchitecturaldesign.blogspot.com/

Workshop at Biodigital architecture master course at ESARQ, UIC –Barcelona, Spain

An exploration into parametric design and the different opportunities provided by information systems and digital tools, towards new architectonical form and tectonics,

Mothership:

UniversitatInternacional De Catalunya (Barcelona – pain)

–          Studio Genetic Architectonical Design

Studio at Biodigital architecture master course at ESARQ, UIC –Barcelona, Spain. 

Mothership:

UniversitatInternacional De Catalunya (Barcelona – pain)

–          X-tra Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to give an introductory understanding of key concepts such astopology, information (in morphogenesis), redundancy and pluripotency as a mean to

undisclosedperformative potential through morphology, from biological development toarchitectural design, within a general framework of an ecology of design.

Efficiency and performance in nature are the result of processes of self-organization in

material systems which rely entirely on information exchange flows and the organization ofthese flows. Within such a framework, redundancy and flamboyancy coexist with optimizationat different scales, triggering emergent potential extra-qualities.

The use of digital tools is strongly and inevitably involved for their unique capacity to embedcomplexity in the design process via information flow management and rule-based patterns.

Participants will investigate specific geometric strategies such as those of lightweight andvoluptuous bodies: folds, frazzles and plications as a mean for efficiency and performance(structural, movement, thermal). Animation and other techniques will be used to tease outdifferentiations and gradients between key configurations (attractors), as well as exploring theemergence of complexity and effects out of simple starting elements.

 Italy 2010:

–          International workshop in Italy- Sicily

http://ephemeralartsconnectioneurope2010.wordpress.com/tutors-lecturers/aref-maksoud/

Ephemeral Arts Connections

Organized by: Elisava(spain ), stardust*( Italy-Spain-USA-Brazil-Syria)

Collaborators: MAG LAB (Materials- Advanced Architecture – Generative Laboratory) Syria – Spain – Italy

Master in design and architecture, Elisava-UPF(Spain)

ABADIR-Accademiad’Arte(Catania, Italy)

Sponsored by:municipality of Marsala

Ibdaat Magazine (Damascus – Syria)

Syria 2009-2010-2011-2012:

          Digital Obsession 2 Workshop “Rhino Script Workshop         –

        http://rhinobsession2.wordpress.com

workshop master

          M.Arch. Aref Maksoud “Escola Superior De’Arquitectura,EsArq_UiCUniversitatInternacional de Cataluña”.
Visitor Professor at AIU “Arab International University”.
Director of MAG LAB, Syria – Spain – Italy (Materials- Advanced Architecture – Generative Laboratory) Authorized training center of McNeel Europe and Middle East (Barcelona – Spain) through its affiliate offices.
Studies manager at MAG “Maksoud Architectural Group”

           Media partner

          Ibdaat Magazine
www.ibdaat-sy.com

          Mothership

MAG LAB Part of MAG “MaksoudArchitectural Group”
 www.mag-sy.com

         McNeel Europe and Middle East (Barcelona – Spain

–          Digital tools as strategies for architectural design

http://ditsad.wordpress.com

Workshop at AIU “Arab International University “Damascus – Syria, is an exploration about different ways to generate architectural outcomes through the translation of information-based and information – driven morphogenetic process via digital tools.

The main objective is to extract the information from the research as an input in order to generate a new 3d spatial output, communicating the design process through the digital skills taught during the workshop.

Mothership:

AIU “Arab International University “Damascus – Syria,

–          Creative Art in Architecture workshop

http://creative-art-workshop.blogspot.com/

http://creativeart2.wordpress.com/

The workshop was directed to undergraduate students, faculty of architecture, AIU .

Aim of these workshopswas to give students insights on different ways to generate and represent ideas combining exercises based on art examples and nature processes as paradigms.

Mothership:

AIU “Arab International University “Damascus – Syria, 

Media partner and sponsor:

Ibdaat Magazine (Damascus – Syria)

  –          Responsive Architecture Workshop 2011 / MAG LAB – Damascus

www.raworkshop.wordpress.com

Workshop instructor and Director

M.Arch. Aref Maksoud “Escola Superior De’Arquitectura,EsArq_UiC Universitat Internacional de Cataluña”.
Visitor Professor at AIU “Arab International University”.
Director of MAG LAB, Syria – Spain – Italy (Materials- Advanced Architecture – Generative Laboratory) Authorized training center of McNeel Europe and Middle East (Barcelona – Spain) through its affiliate offices.
Studies manager at MAG “Maksoud Architectural Group”

MAG LAB Team:
Arch.Dima Meiqari – (MAG LAB – Syria – Spain)
Arch. Edita Kubiliute – (MAG LAB – Syria – Spain – Lithuania)
Nour Arabi Katbi – (MAG LAB – Syria – Spain)
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Guest Lecturers and Jury
Prof.Arch.Muhsen Maksoud
Director of MAG “Maksoud Architectural Group”
Director of Ibdaat Magazine
Chairman of AIU ” Arab International University”
Dr.Prof. Mohammad Yasser al Aioubi
Head of industrial design department in AIU”Arab International University”
PhD. In Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Advanced Engineering in Automated production Systems) University of Birmingham, and Oxford, UK
MSc. in Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, University of Birmingham, and Oxford, UK

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-Media partner

Ibdaat Magazine
http://www.ibdaat-sy.com

Mothership

MAG “MaksoudArchitectural Group”
http://www.mag-sy.com

McNeel Europe and Middle East (Barcelona – Spain)

          Digital Obsession Workshop “Advances in Architectural Geometry”         –

        http://rhinobsession.wordpress.com

workshop master

          M.Arch. Aref Maksoud “Escola Superior De’Arquitectura,EsArq_UiCUniversitatInternacional de Cataluña”.
Visitor Professor at AIU “Arab International University”.
Director of MAG LAB, Syria – Spain – Italy (Materials- Advanced Architecture – Generative Laboratory) Authorized training center of McNeel Europe and Middle East (Barcelona – Spain) through its affiliate offices.
Studies manager at MAG “Maksoud Architectural Group”

           Media partner

          Ibdaat Magazine
www.ibdaat-sy.com

          Mothership

MAG LAB Part of MAG “MaksoudArchitectural Group”
 www.mag-sy.com

         McNeel Europe and Middle East (Barcelona – Spain

–            IndusTrial  Design Workshop

http://maglabindustrialworkshop.wordpress.com

Throughout the workshop, students  were introduced to the fields of industrial design and the newest tools and strategies which has always been popular in industries that require high accuracy modeling like jewelry, industrial design, automotive design and marine design.

With the development and affordability of CAD/CAM machines and processes, students realized the new markets emerged in the field of industrial design.
Students Explored computational techniques in the context of industrial design and doing experiments with 3d studio MAX to investigate emergent properties and characteristics in computationally defined systems.

TaskThe task wasto design and build:Responsive skin For jewelry design and Eco Form object such as furniture element.

Workshop Director Prof.Dr. Mohamad Yasser Al Aioubi / Head of Industrial Design Department  Faculty of fine arts – Arab International University
Workshop Tutor and co-organizer

M.Arch.Aref Maksoud (MAG LAB Director- Barcelona –Spain/Damascus – Syria) Assistant professor in Biodigital Architecture Master and PHD program ESARQ-UIC”Barcelona-Spain”Visitor Professor – lecturer for 3d year in “architectural composition 1 – Architecture in digital age” Authorized parametric Master by MCNeel “Seattle – USA, Barcelona – Spain”

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